At CES this year AMD announced three upcoming additions to their 7000 Series of CPUs which all featured 3D V-Cache like the popular Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Then late in February, the first two models were released but the third and lowest-priced model of the three, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D wasn’t included. Well, today the embargo lifts on the new 7800X3D and we can finally dive into its performance ahead of it being available in stores tomorrow. So why waste any time, let's quickly go over what sets it apart and then get into its performance.

Product Name: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

Review Sample Provided by: AMD

Written by: Wes Compton

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What is the Ryzen 7 7800X3D

In our coverage of the 7950X3D, I dove into it and the 7900X3D’s unique design which has an asymmetric chiplet layout that combines a traditional CCX alongside of one paired up with AMDs 3D V-Cache. This was AMDs way of utilizing the 3D V-Cache while keeping the cost down when it comes to the 12 and 16-core models that would need twice as much 3D V-Cache. This also allowed them to still utilize the higher frequency standard cache as well. All of that required a specific driver to optimize everything to make sure you were running the optimal configuration at all times. The 7800X3D doesn’t have that configuration, like the 5800X3D before it, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has just one CCD and doesn’t have to worry about the special optimization because it only has the 3D V-Cache paired up with its 8 cores.

So the core count has dropped down when compared to the 7900X3D and the 7950X3D and this helps better show the focus of each of these CPUs. The 7950X3D  and the 7900X3D can game but can also handle content creation. The 7800X3D that we have here today on the other hand is designed with just gaming in mind. The product naming does get interesting though because the 7900X3D and the 7950X3D both had matching non-3D models but there isn’t a 7800X, at least from the Ryzen lineup Intel did have one back in 2017. It actually matches up with the 7700X which has the same 8-core and 16-thread layout. Like with the other 3D models when compared to their counterparts the 7800X3D does have a lower max boost and base boost compared to the 7700X. It still reaches 5 GHz but isn’t up there like the others. The TDP has increased up to 120 watts and the max socket power reflects that increase as well as the EDC and TDC amps as well. Then like the other 3D V-Cache CPUs the TjMax is lower at 89c. The big change however is the l3 Cache which the 7700X has 32MB and the 7800X3D has a crazy 96MB.

 

Specifications

Ryzen 7 7700X

Ryzen 7 7800X3D

Ryzen 9 7900X3D

Ryzen 9 7950X3D

Cores/Threads

8/16

12/24

16/32

Max Boost

5.4 GHz

5 GHz

5.6 GHz

5.7 GHz

Base Clock

4.5 GHz

4.2 GHz

4.4 GHz

4.2 GHz

L2 Cache

8 x 1 MB

12 x 1MB

16 x 1MB

L3

32MB

96MB

128MB

TDP

105W

120W

Max Socket Power (PPT)

142W

162W

Max Current (EDC)

170A

180A

Max Current Thermally Limited (TDC)

110A

120A

TjMax

95c

89c

Boost Algorithm

Precision Boost 2

Max Memory Speed (Non-OC)

DDR5-5200 (2x16GB)

ECC Support

Enabled in-silicon, support varies by motherboard

CCD Die Size

70mm ²

CCD Transistor Count

6.5 Billion

IOD Die Size

122mm ²

IOD Transistor Count

3.4 billion

MSRP

$299

$449

$699

$699

 

The 7800X3D has a significantly lower MSRP than the 7950X3D which is $699 and the 7900X3D is $599. It has an MSRP of $449 which is $50 higher than the 7700X. The 7900 fits in a weird spot with its lowered price being $30 less as well but anyone gaming is still going to be looking at the 7800X3D, especially with it being the lowest-priced model with 3D V-Cache.

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Like with the other 3D V-Cache CPUs, the 7800X3D is limited in its overclocking capabilities. You can turn on the curve optimizer and precision boost overdrive but you don’t have access to manual overclocks. Memory is fine though with Expo, XMP, or custom setting changes available.

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AMD did send out our sample in the retail packaging which I always dig. Especially with the orange trim on the box and they did highlight the 3D V-Cache with the silver arrow having it mentioned and pointing right to the CPU window in the center that lets you see the actual CPU. Like the other 3D models, the 7800X3D doesn’t come with a cooler so the larger box is filled mostly with foam to fill that space. Inside you get a small piece of paper with installation instructions and the warranty information and another small piece of paper with a QR code to join the AMD Red Team. The CPU comes in their standard clear plastic clamshell as well which keeps it safe but lets it be seen through the window.

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If you haven’t seen any of the new AMD AM5 CPUs there will be a few big surprises here. For starters, the clunky heat spreader of past Ryzen CPUs isn’t there. They have replaced that with the unique design that they originally showed on the 5800X3D announcement but wasn’t featured on the actual 5800X3D. Below that, though you will see that the CPU doesn’t have any pins, it now has an LGA-style socket like Intel has run for years. This does mean that the CPU is a little less likely to be damaged which is nice but that risk has been transferred to the motherboard socket, so be careful there. As always AMD has the heat spreader etched with the AMD Ryzen branding which looks great and the model name is just below that before getting the serial and build and revision info below that.

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Test Rig and Procedures

Test System

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero - Live Pricing

Cooling: Corsair iCUE H100i ELITE LCD Liquid CPU Cooler - Live Pricing

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste - Live Pricing

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5 16GBx2 6000MHz - Live Pricing

Storage: Kingston FURY Renegade 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD- Live Pricing

Video Card: Nvidia RTX 4090 FE - Live Pricing

Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Live Pricing

Case: Primochill Wetbench - Live Pricing

OS: Windows 11 Pro 64-bit - Live Pricing

 

CPU Testing Procedures

Blender

Using  official benchmark using 3.4.0

Handbrake

Tested using 2d 4k 60 FPS version, resized using the Fast 1080p30 preset, average FPS used. Here is the file download location http://bbb3d.renderfarming.net/download.html

Cinebench R20

CPU and CPU (Single Core results)

Cinebench R23

CPU and CPU (Single Core results)

POV-Ray

Using built-in benchmark. Settings are all set to the "Standard Benchmark Switches" listed on http://www.povray.org/download/benchmark.php

V-Ray Benchmark 1.0.8

CPU Benchmark time used as the score

V-Ray Benchmark 5.0.2

vsamples score

CPUz

CPUz's built-in benchmark on 17.01.64 version, both single and multi-core scores

wPrime

1024M Setting, core count set to the number of threads the CPU has

7-Zip

Built-in benchmark set to 32MB, which runs 10 passes. Combined MIPS, Compressing, and Decompressing scores were all used. Just the Current result, not the resulting

JetStream 2 - BrowserBench

Core from website test using Chrome https://browserbench.org/JetStream2.0/

Passmark 10

CPU Mark Score

Crossmark

Benchmark from BapCo using Revision 1.2 documenting the overall score

PCMark 10

Normal test ran, not the express or extended

Procyon

Office productivity benchmark is done with the current Microsoft Office 365, Photo Editing Benchmark is done with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.  All products are running on the latest version at the time of testing

Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark

This benchmark runs automatically and at the end gives you a time result in seconds https://bit.ly/2dpa9n3

3DMark

Fire Strike - Physics Score – Performance benchmark, Time Spy - CPU Score, and CPU Profile test

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Built-in Benchmark, 1080p, High detail setting

Team Fortress 2

1080p – high, very high, high, reflect world, high, enabled, 8x msaa, x16, multicore on.    https://bit.ly/2vOebin

CS:GO

This test is done using the workshop map called CS:GO Benchmark. You can find more information at this link. https://www.gamingpcbuilder.com/how-to-install-csgo-fps-benchmark-map/  I test at 1080p resolution. All auto settings are turned off and detail is set to their highest settings. shadow quality high, model texture detail high, shader detail very high, AA set to 16x, uber shaders enabled

Dirt 5

Built-in benchmark, running at 1080p on all three resolution settings, V-Sync is turned off, dynamic resolution is turned off, and on the medium detail setting

Far Cry 6

1080p with High Detail setting using the built-in benchmark

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Built-in benchmark, 1080p, high detail setting, RTX/DLSS Off

Metro Exodus

Default benchmark with High profile which has 1080p and high detail

Watch Dogs Legion

Built in benchmark, 1080p, dx12, low detail

Borderlands 3

Built-in benchmark. fullscreen, 1080p, medium quality, dx11

Power Usage

Idle and load testing using a Kill-A-Watt and wPrime to put the CPU under load and again with the AIDA64 FPU CPU workload

Temps

Aida64 FPU stability test to load and record temperature readings

AIDA64

Memory, Cache, and FLOPS testing done with built-in GPGPU and Memory benchmarks

 

Onboard Testing Procedures

3DMark

Fire Strike and Time Spy benchmarks GPU score not the overall score

Unigine Superposition

720p Low and 1080p Medium settings

Team Fortress 2

1080p – high, very high, high, reflect world, high, enabled, 8x msaa, x16, multicore on.   https://bit.ly/2vOebin

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Built-in Benchmark, 1080p, Low detail setting

Tomb Raider

Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p

Hitman: Absolution

Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p

Borderlands 3

In-Game benchmark, 1080p, Low detail preset

Far Cry 5

1080p, Lowest Detail setting, In game benchmark

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

1080p, Low Detail setting, In-game benchmark, RTX/DLSS off

 

 


CPU Performance

To start testing off I went with a rendering-focused benchmark with the always popular Blender. This benchmark was recently updated so our result list is smaller here. I have all three tests stacked together so we can see an overall of them altogether. Blender loves the higher core counts but clock speed does still make a difference. The 7800X3D is middle of the pack on both and the 3D V-Stacked cache doesn’t help in this situation so its performance in the older and newer Blender tests have it right with or just ahead of the 7700 and behind the 7700X which has a higher clock speed and the same core count.

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Continuing with the video encoding theme I also have Handbrake which is an open-source transcoder. For this test I am taking a 4k video down to 1080p 30 FPS, the results are the average FPS of that task. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D averaged 108.1 FPS which tied it with the Ryzen 7 7700 and it is one FPS behind the higher clocked 7700X.

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For the always popular Cinebench, I am testing with the current R23 and the slightly older Cinebench R20. I always like Cinebench because we have multi-core and single-core performance which gives us a good look at the performance of the whole CPU and IPC performance. In R20 on the multi-core test, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is right with the 7700 in the multicore R20 test and for the R23 test, it is a hair below it. For the single core tests the 7800X3D was down lower below the 7600 on both tests. The 7600 has a boost clock of 5.1 GHz whereas the 7800X3D is 5 GHz flat so that makes sense.

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Next up we have ray tracing-focused rendering benchmarks. Here I tested the CPUs in POV-Ray and V-Ray including the newer V-Ray Benchmark 5. POV-Ray was also tested with a single core and across all of the cores. The 7800X3D is sitting between the 7700 and the 7600X in POV-Ray multi-core test and for the single core it was down below the 7600 due to the 7600 having a higher boost clock speed. The older V-Ray benchmark has the 7800X3D sitting 1 second behind the 7700 and 9 seconds faster than the 7600X. The newer V-Ray Benchmark 5 is a little different, for that test the 7800X3D does edge up in front of the 7700 but behind the 7700X.

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I also tested using the CPUz’s built-in benchmark which does run on a single thread and with all threads. In the multi-thread test, the 7800X3D is sitting below the older 10900K and above the 12600K. As far as compared to the current 7000 series Ryzen CPUs it is way out in front of the 7600X but slightly behind the 7700. For the single-threaded test however, the 7800X3D is behind the 7600 but out in front of all of the older Intel and AMD models with sub 5GHz boost clocks.

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Next, we have wPrime which is a classic overclocking benchmark that calculates pi out to 1024 million digits and is timed. This is a multi-thread heavy test which has the older high core count CPUs still all over the top of the charts and you can see that with the top CPUs sitting at 8 or more cores. The 7800X3D with its 8 cores didn’t do too bad here sitting out in front of the 11900K and the newer 13900K but it is just slightly behind the Ryzen 7700.

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7 Zip is another open-source program, this time for compressing and decompressing all of your files. Here I have run the benchmark and we have three results. The combined MIPS is a combination of compressing and decompressing performance. Then I have it broken down between the two. The combined results have the 7800X3D sitting just ahead of the 7700 and behind the 7700X. The individual tests have the compressing result in that same spot but the decompressing result is a little lower behind the 7700 and ahead of the 7600X.

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Jetstream 2 is a compilation benchmark that takes a long list of HTML5 and Java in-browser tests and runs them all three times and puts together an overall score. I love this benchmark because let's be honest, most people are using their browser more than any other game or program. Jetstream gives some interesting results sometimes though but it tends to prefer high IPC or single-core performance and there are some situations where it prefers lower core-count CPUs. This time around the 7800X3D is up in the top 1/3 of the chart sitting below the 7600X and ahead of the 7600.

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For Passmark Performance Test I used the latest version, Performance Test 10 I only look at the overall CPU score which takes a few different synthetic benchmarks and combines the results to put together an overall score. This is a test that does favor multi-threaded performance over IPC and you can see that with the highest core count CPUs being at the top but the 7800X3D with its 8 cores still ends up in the middle of the pack here behind the 7700 but way out in front of the 7600X which has the lower core count.

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Crossmark is from BAPCo which also makes SYSmark and this is a cross-platform test where you can compare performance between phones and both windows and mac computers. This is the start of our overall PC benchmarks and Crossmark uses a mix of real-world tests to output an overall score. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is in the middle of the chart but near the top of a clump of CPUs that all have similar scores including the 7700, 7600X, and 7600 which it is in front of all three.

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PCMark 10 is a great test because it tests things like video calls, browser performance, excel, and word performance to give an idea of real-world performance. It tends to like higher clock speeds but does take raw core count into account as well which you can see. But the big surprise here is that PC Mark benefited a lot from the 3D V-Cache and the 7800X3D did surprisingly well here sitting behind the 13900K but in front of everything else.

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We recently added even more real-world testing with the UL Procyon Benchmarks which are as real-world as they can get using the actual programs that you would use in each test. There are two overall benchmarks, first is the Office Productivity Benchmark which uses Microsoft Office 365 to test actual performance in word, excel, PowerPoint, and outlook. The second benchmark is the Photo Editing Benchmark which is run using the latest version of Photoshop as well as Lightroom Classic to look at photo editing performance. I have both scores stacked together to get an overall look at the performance. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D landed below the 7600X in the combined results but the individual results are more interesting. It didn’t do as well with the office tests but its photo editing testing would put it ahead of the 7900X and below the 13900K which is interesting.

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Moving the focus over towards gaming my next test is using Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark. Dolphin 5.0 is a Wii emulator and like most emulators, it doesn’t care about high core counts at all. In fact, it only runs two in total. Clock speeds are king here most of the time and because of that the 7800X3D finished the benchmark in 208 seconds putting it behind the 11900K and the 7700.

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Before diving into game testing I wanted to check out synthetic performance using 3DMark. I tested with the older DX11 Fire Strike test as well as the newer DX12 Time Spy. I also added the new 3DMark CPU Profile benchmark into the mix as well which does a good job of showing the full range of thread counts that you might see being used in games as well as a max threads option that does everything above 16 threads. In the Fire Strike test, the 7800X3D is in the top 1/3 of the chart but still behind the 7700 showing that 3DMark doesn’t benefit from the 3D V-Cache. In the Time Spy test the 12600K edges out in front of the 7800X3D but the 7800X3D still isn’t too far behind the 7700. The CPU profile shows the same thing we saw in the other tests with the 7800X3D starting below the rest of the 7000 Series CPUs in the single-core test and staying there until we get to 8 threads where it can finally jump ahead of the 7600 and 7600X but it stays 400 points behind the 7700 for the last two tests.

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The Ryzen 7 5800X3D showed everyone that the stacked L3 cache design was a big benefit for gaming and in our testing of the 7950X3D we saw that as well. So I’m excited to see what the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is capable of, especially when we don’t have to worry about the asymmetrical design like on the 7950X3D. For our in-game testing, I have a variety of tests ranging from older games to newer games to get a mixed look at things. For today though let’s split things up by the overall performance so we can talk about them easier. The 7800X3D in nearly all of our other tests landed around the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600X and at times even near the 7600 due to it having lower boost clocks than any of the other 7000 Series CPUs. You would think that would be the opposite of what you would want in a gaming CPU, but with a boost clock of 5 GHz, the 7800X3D still isn’t slow and with having a crazy 96MB of L3 cache stacked on top its performance in a majority of our test games was impressive. In Dirt 5, Far Cry 6, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus it topped the charts. Even crazier is in two of those four the 7800X3D has a big lead on the 7950X3D.

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In Ghost Recon Wildlands, Watch Dogs Legion, and Borderlands 3 the 7800X3D is ahead of almost everything tested but behind the 7950X3D. It’s still crazy to see the gap between the two 3D V-Stack CPUs compared to everything else tested in Watch Dogs Legion and Borderlands with 36 FPS in Borderlands between the 7800X3D and the 7950X for example.

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Then there were two games where the huge stacked cache didn’t help, at least as much. For the Team Fortress 2 test the 7800X3D did still sit higher than the 7700, 7700X, and even 7900X where if this were clock speed dependent only it would have been down lower in the chart. But it was still behind the 13900K, 7950X3D, and 7950X. Then for CS:GO we see what I was referring to on the clock speeds where the 7800X3D is down below the Ryzen 7 7700. But let’s be honest the CS:GO results are so far beyond the frame rates needed that one doesn’t matter much.

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In AIDA64  the cache benchmarks surprisingly didn’t have the same crazy numbers that we saw with the 7950X3D. In fact, the 7800X3D runs with or below the 7700 in every test except for the memory tests which saw some improvement. But this does track with what we saw in the non-gaming tests.

AIDA64

L1 Cache Read

L1 Cache Write

L1 Cache Latency

L2 Cache Read

L2 Cache Write

L2 Cache Latency

L3 Cache Read

L3 Cache Write

L3 Cache Latency

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

999.43

502.5

1

978.03

495.12

2.8

414.95

417.71

8.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

768.13

388.05

1

729.37

366.01

2.9

429.09

323.83

9.1

Ryzen 5 2400G

485.01

238.29

1

459.8

232.2

3.1

222.96

181.6

9.6

Ryzen 3 2200G

460.55

227.41

1.1

352.84

177.56

3.3

137.3

171.2

10.2

Intel i7-8700K

1595.6

803.65

0.9

640.37

397.14

2.6

337

213.67

11

Intel i5-8400

1417.2

710.79

1

543.81

352.9

3.1

270.89

186.82

13

Intel Core i9-7980XE

3758.3

1896.7

1.1

1671.7

1069.9

5.6

229.61

118.4

21

Intel Core i9-7960X

3532.3

1785.2

1

1571.6

1003.5

5.1

220.22

121.04

19.8

Intel Core i7-7820X

1969.9

995.02

1

884.63

574.74

5.6

114.4

103.57

19.2

Intel Core i5-7640X

1044.8

31888

1

397.26

247

2.9

228.31

163.86

11.1

Intel Core i9-7900X

2418.5

709.16

1

1037.3

521.94

5.2

124.16

106.78

21.2

Intel Core i7-7740X

1102.7

561.25

0.9

424.55

304.3

2.7

287.01

186.67

21.2

Intel i7-6900K

1963.9

999.59

1

710.28

310.34

4.1

243.96

195.41

14.6

Intel i7-7700K

1114.6

560.82

0.9

415.45

285.97

2.7

234.5

188.7

10.4

Intel i7-5960X

1748.5

874.6

1.2

623.08

272.77

3.5

260.72

184.92

15.3

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

917.46

460.16

1.1

831.95

446.37

4.7

388.18

386.01

12.4

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

867.89

435.33

1.2

809.29

419.38

5

369.75

350.31

12.9

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

793.9

398.12

1.3

742.92

389.73

5.4

334.36

332.12

14.2

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

689.47

345.95

1.1

630.99

334.93

4.7

386.48

326.86

12.3

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

446.84

224.01

1.1

306.82

211.58

11.8

306.82

211.58

11.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

685.38

344.05

1

669.28

333.5

3.1

381.16

320.56

9.8

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

849.91

426.09

1

837.76

418.75

3

357.51

356.71

9.4

Intel i7-8086K

1596.4

803.56

0.9

623.36

423.53

2.6

380.04

243.73

10.9

Intel i9-9900K

2375.6

1195.4

0.8

907.65

626.34

2.4

302.01

221.1

11

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

3098.6

1551.4

0.9

1545.3

1416.8

2.8

1014.4

836.39

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

2133.2

1072.9

0.9

1069.1

993.49

2.8

611.53

573.21

10.2

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

1547.4

779.24

1

777.62

745.3

2.8

584.93

538.45

10.4

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

508.97

253.87

1

490.26

247.04

3

233.57

193.62

9.3

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

1080.5

541.5

0.9

541.84

530.5

2.7

322.13

321.33

11.1

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

965.85

484.67

1

485.55

460.71

3.1

374.11

343.53

11.8

Intel i5-10600K

1676.6

840.87

0.8

662.98

452.67

2.5

361.35

238.47

10.5

Intel i9-10900K

3162.1

1586.7

0.8

1201.8

759.97

2.4

407.66

245.94

11.4

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

1721.4

869.69

0.9

851.89

831.97

2.6

276.24

298.84

11

Intel i9-11900K

4542.8

2299.3

1

1413.2

691.62

2.5

330.32

213.28

11.4

Intel i5-11600K

3412.3

1724.9

1

960.91

526.76

2.7

319.1

198.57

11.4

Intel i9-12900K

2310

1438.7

1

1233.5

562.72

2.9

678.84

418.11

19.8

Intel i5-12600K

1461.1

971.78

1.1

846.4

360.51

3.2

598.86

292.09

21.4

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

1561.9

784.1

1

785.34

751.61

2.9

350.05

571.19

10.5

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

1646.6

831.24

0.9

832.43

767.22

2.7

445.8

437.73

11.9

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

2267.8

1157.8

0.9

1147.6

1026.1

2.6

501.53

526.11

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

2722.9

1381

0.7

1361.1

1305.1

2.7

887.95

901.2

10.1

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

1996.3

1019.3

0.7

1020.9

999.93

2.6

847.43

847.61

10.5

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

5252.2

2685

0.7

2615.6

2588.4

2.6

1293.7

1357.3

9.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

4042.4

2051.4

0.7

2008.5

1956.3

2.5

1278.6

1394.1

9.8

Intel i9-13900K

2005.7

872.39

0.9

2280.2

851.63

3.7

1729.2

619.38

18.3

Intel i5-13600K

3218.4

1472.5

1.1

1156

479.87

4.5

907.63

406.76

14.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

3839.2

2023.6

0.7

1925.5

1865.1

2.7

1146

1046.4

10.3

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

2630.8

1333.7

0.8

1336.2

1298.2

2.9

826.97

879.08

10.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

1898

963.23

0.8

964.63

946.49

2.9

698.77

690.84

10.8

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

4734.9

2518.4

0.8

2558.7

2422.3

2.7

1314.4

1376.8

12.5

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

2342.7

1239.1

0.8

1252.6

1171.8

3.1

674.02

703.18

12.8

 

AIDA64

Memory Read

Memory Write

Memory Latency

Single-Precision FLOPS

Double Precision FLOPS

AES-256

24-bit Integer IOPS

32-bit Integer IOPS

64-bit Integer IOPS

MB/s

MB/s

ns

GFLOPS

GFLOPS

MB/s

GIOPS

GIOPS

GIOPS

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

50214

48578

65

507.9

253.9

70514

127.7

127.7

64.22

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

50273

48346

65.5

383.2

191.4

51932

95.82

95.82

48.15

Ryzen 5 2400G

45967

47850

66.6

235.9

117.8

32388

58.94

58.98

29.67

Ryzen 3 2200G

35567

36240

118.4

225.8

112.6

27603

56.32

56.32

28.3

Intel i7-8700K

38421

40175

57.9

825

412.5

29406

370

370

51.55

Intel i5-8400

38096

40549

59.8

728.8

364.5

25192

323.5

323.5

45.55

Intel Core i9-7980XE

77004

68888

73.4

1831

915.5

69377

821.2

821.3

121.6

Intel Core i9-7960X

79416

71554

74.9

1681

840.6

65409

754

753.9

114.7

Intel Core i7-7820X

76049

73759

71.6

944.9

472.5

36420

423.7

423.7

63.85

Intel Core i5-7640X

30786

31888

68.5

536.5

268.2

18547

238.1

138.1

33.53

Intel Core i9-7900X

76856

72856

72.8

1148

574.5

45506

515.1

515

79.76

Intel Core i7-7740X

38455

40596

53.2

575.4

287.8

20503

258.1

258

35.97

Intel i7-6900K

66786

68130

61.9

1023

511.7

36340

255.9

255.9

63.96

Intel i7-7700K

38498

40448

52.7

575.7

287.9

20519

258

258

35.98

Intel i7-5960X

66108

49545

62.8

895.5

447.7

31783

223.9

223.9

55.97

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

44031

43425

81.8

472.4

236.2

64016

118.1

118.1

59.03

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

44493

43749

78.3

446.8

223.4

61730

111.7

111.7

55.84

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

45343

43777

82.6

408.5

204.3

56811

102.1

102.1

51.05

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

44452

43918

83.7

354.9

177.5

49340

88.74

88.73

44.34

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

44289

43746

83.1

229.8

114.8

31983

57.43

57.45

28.72

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

50385

48499

66.5

351

175.4

48939

88.03

88.02

44.01

AMD Ryzen R7 2700

50088

48343

65.9

434.3

217.2

60336

108.6

108.6

54.68

Intel i7-8086K

39069

40675

56.2

824.9

412.5

29397

369.9

369.9

51.55

Intel i9-9900K

39682

41015

51.1

1226

613

45542

550

549.8

79.79

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

53981

52271

70.7

1546

772.1

106943

385.7

385.7

96.57

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

51498

28739

67.3

1078

537.8

74474

271

271.2

67.77

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

50769

28736

68.9

799.5

400

55456

198.6

198.6

49.64

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

49936

53502

67.1

257.2

128.5

35736

64.16

64.16

32.25

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

51435

28743

66.4

551.6

276.1

38176

138.7

138.7

34.65

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

50246

28734

71.1

497.6

248.7

34946

124.4

124.4

31.09

Intel i5-10600K

43340

43430

48.2

863.8

431.9

30782

387.2

386.9

53.99

Intel i9-10900K

44972

43808

50.5

1632

815.7

58163

731.3

731.2

102

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

50972

28772

59.2

891.9

445.8

61623

709.6

709.7

55.72

Intel i9-11900K

44919

43343

51.8

1068

534.2

164966

547

547

182.7

Intel i5-11600K

43953

43468

55.6

838.7

419.4

123767

429.3

429.3

143.4

Intel i9-12900K

71418

72395

82

695.7

247.9

140499

400.6

400.6

166.2

Intel i5-12600K

65416

71336

87.8

432.5

216.2

86470

252.7

252.7

96.22

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

52683

53191

82.8

806

402.6

56578

201.5

201.3

50.35

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

48444

28753

70.9

853.2

426.2

107839

675.8

679.6

53.38

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

47858

28760

68.2

1158

577.9

137459

919.1

912.9

74.38

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

58755

80120

70

1392

694.6

192730

1205

1205

602.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

54720

80771

69.5

1046

523.1

147661

912.5

912.5

456.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

67342

76712

69

2735

1364

379510

2370

2370

1184

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

68064

78123

67.7

2062

1029

288134

1792

1789

895.4

Intel i9-13900K

76006

68902

86.1

2238

1116

157028

831.4

831.4

270.6

Intel i5-13600K

64721

62311

97.2

1294

647

86637

509.5

509.4

136.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

73968

73494

69.4

2007

998.7

267499

1710

1709

855.9

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

58694

79929

68.9

1369

684.7

185084

1192

1192

594.3

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

59454

81467

69.6

988.6

494.3

140625

861.9

861.2

431.2

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

77677

80314

68.1

2619

1311

178269

2239

2239

1120

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

65343

81313

71.9

1241

620.3

89694

1076

1076

538.3

 

 


Onboard Video Performance

Onboard performance isn’t something that you think about when it comes to high-end CPUs because I think the expectation is that you will be adding a dedicated GPU but there are situations where a dedicated GPU isn’t needed or you may need to run the integrated graphics while waiting on your video card to come in or be replaced. So I do still want to check out the performance of all three of the non-X CPUs when it comes to integrated GPU performance. For that, I have run a few basic tests with a mix of older and newer games and benchmarks. Integrated GPUs aren’t anywhere near the performance of even the lowest-end GPUs but it is still interesting to see what they can do. To start that I went with the always consistent 3DMark with both the older Fire Strike benchmark and the newer Time Spy which is DX12. I only used the graphics score, not the total score to take the CPU performance out of the equation as much as possible. In both tests, we saw interesting results with the 7800X3D performing similarly to what I saw with the 7950X3D. For the Fire Strike test, it was out in front of the other 7000 Series CPUs which all have similar results. But then for Time Spy, it is the other way around with the 7900X3D near the bottom of the 7000 Series Ryzen CPUs.

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In Unigine Superposition I ran the 1080p medium detail and 720p low detail tests and the results here weren’t much different than the previous tests. The 7800X3D did well in the 720p test running well ahead of the other 7000 series CPUs and matching the performance of the 7950X3D. Its 1080p performance, on the other hand, is behind compared to the 12600K and 13600K it sits between but that is still faster than the other new AMD CPUs just like the 7950X3D which it edged out just slightly.

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Then from there on, I jumped into game tests. Some of our tests are older games but I did also add in a few newer games as well to get an idea of newer games when tested at 1080p and low or medium settings. In Team Fortress 2 and Borderlands 3 the 7800X3D topped the charts which was a big change on both compared to the 7950X3D which struggled on both. In Ghost Recon Wildlands the 7800X3D matched the performance of the 7950X3D which both are up 4 or more FPS over the other 7000 Series Ryzen CPUs. In Far Cry 5 the 7800X3D is right with the 7950X3D and the other top 7000 Series CPUs but below Intel’s current-gen CPUs. Then in Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Hitman Absolution the 7800X3D was slightly below the 7000 Series CPUs except for the 7950X3D which it is slightly faster. Overall though our onboard testing shows that while you can game on current onboard graphics, you are going to be limited to the lowest detail settings and often older games. Not that I see anyone using the onboard on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D more than as a temporary situation in between video cards.

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Power Usage and Temperatures

For some people, performance is the only thing important, but for others, power usage and temperatures also play a role so we do take a look at both of those as well. This is especially important in SFF or even just smaller mid-sized builds and it affects the components you need to get for your system as well as your PSU and cooler. To take a look at power usage I ran three different tests. I noted the idle power draw of our entire system then I took a look at the load wattage of the system using two different workloads. One was wPrime and the second was AIDA64 using their FPU workload which is extremely demanding. At idle the testbench with the 7800X3D pulled 103 watts which is down from the 115 of the 7950X3D but still high like the other Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. The 7800X3D has the same 120-watt TDP as the other 3D CPUs which is up from the 7700X. When put under load with wPrime the 7800X3D and test bench pulled 170 watts and the AIDA64 FPU workload had a similar wattage at 171 watts. This was surprising given the 120-watt TDP, putting the 7800X3D down around where the 65 Watt 7000 Series CPUs were running.

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For temperature testing on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D while using the AIDA64 FPU workload I monitored temps until they leveled off. For cooling, we have our standard 240mm Corsair AIO cooler and the 7800X3D leveled off at 73c. This was 6 degrees lower than the 7950X3D did and is much more reasonable than the original higher TDP 7000 Series Ryzen CPUs which are up near the top of the charts.

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Overall and Final Verdict

The initial 7950X3D and 7900X3D launch was exciting but there were a lot of people, myself included, that had the launch date for the Ryzen 7 7800X3D marked down. It’s not that the crazy high-end flagships aren’t exciting, but if gaming is your only focus it is not only a waste of money but sometimes it can even mean less performance for gaming. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D on the other hand is the successor to the 5800X3D which has been extremely popular for gamers whereas the two other CPUs with their higher core counts and their asymmetric chiplet design have more of a focus on content creation and raw processing power and the asymmetric chiplet design complicates things as well. So how did the 7800X3D end up performing? Well if you are a gamer and your focus is on gaming performance, its performance is impressive. Like with the other 3D V-Stacked Cache CPUs there are games where it doesn’t benefit but when it does it matches and sometimes beats the performance of the 7950X3D. The flip side of that though is because the 7800X3D has a lower boost clock speed and fewer cores than the 7950X3D and 7900X3D in clock speed dependent applications it runs near the bottom of the 7000 Series product stack. In most of those tests, it sits between the 7600X and the 7700. In other words, if you will need top-level performance in applications beyond gaming the higher-end 3D CPUs might be the better option, or even cheaper CPUs like the 7700X. So there is a big tradeoff in performance that you will have to consider.

Beyond that, I was surprised that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D ended up running cooler than expected and its power draw in our power tests was an improvement as well. Most likely from its lower boost clock. Like the other 7000 Series Ryzen CPUs, its idle power usage was still higher than past generations and Intel’s offerings. Also if you are going in thinking that the boost clock can just be fixed with an overclock, you do have a few auto overclock options but full manual overclocking is locked down just like the 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and the 5800X3D.

For pricing, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D has an MSRP of $449 which is exactly what the last generation 5800X3D was priced at and up until now has been the go-to gaming CPU. This is $250 less than the 7950X3D and $150 less than the 7900X3D. But when it comes to standard non-gaming performance it does run in between the $299 7600X and $329 7700 so the gaming performance premium is $120+ and given just how well it performs in those situations I would say the extra money is worth it. I would still love to see something in between the 7800X3D and the 7900X3D with the same single chiplet design but with the higher boost clock that the 7950X3D and 7900X3D have, but as it sits this is still a monster gaming CPU.

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